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Oral Yeast Infection Cure
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?
Double duty: If the dosage is strong enough, it should. ...Read more
Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: Hard to say. A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". It is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" causing symptoms in the mouth. A prescription antifungal medication is needed, and usually resolves within 10-14 days. See a doctor, the treatment is easy and painless. ...Read more
Oral Yeast: Oral yeast infections are common and treated with nystatin. However, they can be manifestations of an underlying condition (like an immunodeficiency) if occurring in a previously healthy person or in someone who uses inhalers (asthma). Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Usually none: Our oral cavity is teaming with organisms including yeast. If our immune system is not intact, yeast can overgrow. Usually there are no symptoms. Some may have an abnormal yeasty odor, some may have white patches on the mucosa of the mouth or tongue and in the worst case scenario, esophagitis if the immune system is very compromised. ...Read more
Oral thrush is also known as Thrush. Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more
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